The SS-Jäger-Bataillon 501 was formed February 1944 from the 1st battalion of SS Field Recruit Depot Bobruisk. It fought the partisans before being disbanded June 1944.

A new SS-Jäger Bataillon 501 was formed at Moorlager from the 3rd battalion of SS Field Recruit Depot Bobruisk. It was attached to 3. Panzer-Armee and fought the Red Army. It fought the Polish Home Army during the Warsaw uprising August - September 1944, being attached to the Dirlewanger regiment.

It was disbanded in September 1944 and its personnel was transferred to SS-Panzergrenadier-Ausbildungs-und-Ersatz-Bataillon 35.

Commanders

SS-Sturmbannführer Hans Beyerlein     
SS-Hauptsturmführer der Reserve Rudolf Bachmann     

Manpower strength

30 June 1944 942

Order of battle

4 x Rifle company

Sources used

Antonio J. Munoz - Forgotten Legions: Obscure Combat Formations of the Waffen-SS

Reference material on this unit

Antonio J. Munoz - Forgotten Legions: Obscure Combat Formations of the Waffen-SS

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